Downloading the installation files
This topic explains how to obtain the files that you need to install BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management and/or available providers for third-party cloud platforms. To understand which files you are entitled to download based on the licenses you purchased, see License entitlements.
To determine which version, patches, or service packs to download for version 4.5
This section describes how to determine which version of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management to download from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) site.
|Current version installed in your environment||Version to download||Notes|
|4.x||4.5 Patch x||Download the latest patch available for 4.5.|
|3.1||3.1 SP1 Patch 1||Unless you need a fix for an issue listed in Known and corrected issues, you do not need to upgrade with a service pack. For more information, see Service packs and patches.|
|3.1||3.1 SP1||Service Pack 1 is a full product install. For more information, see Service packs and patches.|
Downloading the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management files
The following table lists the installation files to download according to the instructions in Downloading the files.
|Product on EPD page||Platform||Version 4.5 files downloaded from link|
|BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management||Microsoft Windows||bmcclm45.windows.part1.zip |
To download the files
Create a directory in which to place the downloaded files.
On Windows computers, ensure that the directory is only one level into the directory structure. The EPD package creates a directory in the temporary directory when you extract the files, and the directory that contains the installation image should not be in a directory deeper than two levels into the directory structure.
- Go to the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.5 download page.
At the logon prompt, enter your user ID and password, and click Sign In.
On the Export Compliance and Access Terms page, provide the required information, agree to the terms of the agreements, and click Continue.
On the Product or Patches tab, select the files that you want to download for the applicable version.
Click Download (FTP).
The selected items are placed in an FTP directory, and the credentials and FTP instructions are sent to you in an e-mail message.
You can also click on a download file and be prompted to save it.
To extract the files on Windows
- Create a folder named CLMInstaller.
- Right-click bmcclm<version>windows.part1.zip, (for example, bmcclm45.windows.part1.zip), and select Extract All.
- Select the CLMInstaller folder.
Extract the rest of the zip files into the CLMInstaller folder.
Open the Applications folder and verify its contents.
To extract the files on Linux
- Create a directory named /CLMInstaller on the computer where you plan to run the installer.
- Copy the tar files to that directory.
Run the following command for each of the tar files:
tar xvzf bmcclm<version>.linux.part1.tar.gz
After extracting all the files, grant the correct permissions to the directory:
chmod -R 755 CLMInstaller
To verify the content of the installation files
Ensure that the following folders exist:
- Open each folder and verify its content.
- Navigate to the installer executable (CLMInstaller > Planner > Disk1) and verify that the
You are now ready to start installation.
Downloading BMC zipkits or installation files for third-party cloud provider platforms (optional)
If you use a third-party solution for building and managing cloud infrastructure, you can integrate that infrastructure as a provider type in BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management. Using external provider types enables you to leverage your existing investments in cloud infrastructure.
Perform the following steps to download a zipkit from BMC Communities:
- Log on to the BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management Community.
- Download the required zipkit.
You can download the respective provider's installation files from the following locations on Communities:
The following table lists the files to download for use with third-party cloud platforms:
|Provider name||Platform||Files downloaded from link for version 4.5|
|OpenStack||Windows||OpenStack 4.5.00 Windows Installer for CLM 4.5.00.zip|
|Linux||OpenStack 4.5.00 Linux Installer for CLM 4.5.00.tar|
|All||OpenStack 2.0 Suspend-Resume for CLM 4.5.00.zip|
|Azure||Windows||Azure Windows Installer 4.5.00.zip|
|Linux||Azure Linux Installer 4.5.00.tar|
|IBM SoftLayer||Windows||IBM-SoftLayer 1.0.0 Windows Installer for CLM 4.5.00.zip|
|Linux||IBM-SoftLayer 1.0.0 Linux Installer for CLM 4.5.00.zip|